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Multi-Cloud Load Balancing: Separating Fact from Fiction

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Posted on Jul 11, 2018 10:02:54 AM

We now live in a multi-cloud world. And it makes sense. Enterprises need highly available applications that can support customers all over the globe. Hybrid and multi-cloud environments, the concept of managing multiple infrastructure environments together as one, give businesses choice and flexibility with their infrastructure. Why would you lock themselves into a single data center or a single cloud?

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Topics: Software Load Balancer, multicloud traffic management, Multi-Cloud, intent-based load balancer, Multi-cloud Load Balancing

What is "Intent-Based" Anyway? The 3 Components of an Intent-Based Load Balancer

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Posted on Jun 19, 2018 9:47:18 AM

Chances are you’ve seen the phrase “intent-based application services” or “intent-based load balancer” (hint: that language is used all over Avi Networks' website). Application services refer to load balancing, WAF, and service mesh. But what about “intent-based”? Is “intent-based” just a bunch of marketing fluff? Actually, no. I’m well-versed in the fluff of industry peers. The story behind intent-based is straight forward.

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Topics: Software Load Balancer, software-defined load balancing, software load balancing, Elastic Load Balancing, intent-based application services, intent-based networking, intent-based load balancer

Ask Avi: Load Balancer Security

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Posted on May 30, 2018 1:08:35 PM

Applications don’t just support the business; applications are the business. The number of applications and end-users who rely on these applications are increasing exponentially. As such, your applications remain a popular target of attackers, and a successful attack could significantly harm your business.

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Topics: Security, load balancer security, application services security, application delivery controller security, security in load balancing

With GDPR, Let the Load Balancer Take the Lead

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Posted on May 7, 2018 1:10:00 PM

It’s go-time for GDPR. The EU’s sweeping new General Data Protection Regulation is set to take effect May 25. Any business that controls or processes the personal data of customers in the European Union has less than a month to comply.

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Topics: Software Load Balancer, Compliance

Azure Cloud Migration: Q&A with Mitch Chen of Avi Networks

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Posted on May 3, 2018 3:07:56 PM

Avi Networks Solutions Engineer Mitch Chen works with many enterprises moving to the cloud. We sat down with him to get some insights and tips about migrating applications to Microsoft Azure.

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Topics: Load Balancing, Public Cloud, Cloud Migration, Microsoft Azure

Avi iWAF Wins “Stevie” Medal at 2018 American Business Awards

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Posted on May 2, 2018 1:16:38 PM

aba18_bronze_winnerWe’re proud to share the news of our recent Stevie award. Avi won a bronze medal at the 2018 American Business Awards for its role in revolutionizing application performance and security with its Intelligent Web Application Firewall (iWAF).

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Topics: Innovation Award, WAF

Three Lessons Application Managers Can Learn from the Electric Scooter Invasion

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Posted on Apr 26, 2018 10:32:22 AM

San Francisco is an uproar over electric scooters. Thanks to startups like Bird, LimeBike and Spin, the motorized two-wheelers invaded San Francisco’s streets, seemingly overnight, and quickly became the Tech Bus issue of 2018. While commuters and tourists enjoy the environmentally friendly transport, residents bemoan broken toes, near-miss collisions and abandoned scooters littering the sidewalk. Meantime, the city legislators are struggling to know how to deal with the new and high-profile roll-out, which apparently has no formal permits.

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Topics: Application Delivery Controller, Load Balancing, Software Load Balancer, Hardware, WAF

Make Your New Cloud House a Cloud Home - The State of the Cloud: An Application-Centric Guide to Cloud Migration (Part 3 of 3)

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Posted on Mar 30, 2018 10:21:25 AM

In the two previous posts in this series, we’ve explained cloud migration using the analogy of moving to a new home. The analogy presents applications as personal belongings and infrastructure as the properties you’re moving between.

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Topics: Application Services, Cloud Migration

Swisslos Improves Application Availability, Performance, and Security at 60% Lower Cost

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Mar 13, 2018 12:17:01 PM

To say traffic patterns are “unpredictable” for a lottery company would be an understatement. The larger the jackpot, the larger the spike in traffic. That’s why Swisslos, the Swiss lottery company, decided they couldn’t leave their application infrastructure to chance.

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Topics: Customers, Software Load Balancer, Hardware, WAF

“Think with Portals” Across Hybrid Cloud and Multi-Cloud Environments - The State of the Cloud: An Application-Centric Guide to Cloud Migration (Part 2 of 3)

avatar Chris Heggem
Posted on Mar 7, 2018 9:59:06 AM

 

Migrating to the cloud is a lot like moving to a new house. A measuring tape is vital to ensure your grand piano and other unwieldy pieces of furniture will fit. Many enterprises have loads of legacy applications and technical debt that can’t be ignored when attempting a transition to the cloud.

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Topics: private cloud, Public Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Cloud Migration, Multi-Cloud

   
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